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Texan girl, 10, dies of rare brain-eating amoeba

A 10-year-old girl has died in the hospital, her family said in a statement on Monday, after she contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a Texas river. Lily Mae Avant swam in a river and lake over the Labor Day holiday weekend earlier in September, then suffered a headache and a fever the […]

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Apple embarks on EU court battle over 13-bn-euro tax bill

Apple embarks on an epic court battle with the EU on Tuesday, fighting the commission’s landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes. Lawyers for the world’s biggest company will face EU officials in a Luxembourg court, challenging a decision that CEO Tim Cook slammed at the time […]

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Making waves: US youngsters gear up for climate protests

For years, teenager Nora Gell from New York had learned about the environment and recycling at school, but her commitment to protecting the planet ended there. “When we went home, it didn’t matter; it was a small issue that we could afford to ignore at that time,” the 14-year-old told AFP. Now, she is a […]

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Felix leading the charge for revenge against Ronaldo’s Juventus

Young gun Joao Felix will lead the charge on Wednesday as his Atletico Madrid seek revenge on Juventus and their old enemy Cristiano Ronaldo in a potentially fiery Champions League opener. Felix, touted as the heir to Ronaldo’s throne, will make his debut in Europe’s top competition when the when the Portuguese pair meet at […]

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Time ticking for Pochettino’s Tottenham to prove they are winners

Tottenham’s improbable rollercoaster run to the club’s first ever Champions League final last season has masked a steady decline in results for Mauricio Pochettino’s men stretching back to February. The tension, emotion and elation of the late drama that saw Spurs past Manchester City in the quarter-finals and Ajax in the last four will live […]

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US World Cup star Morgan ruled out for rest of 2019 season

United States women’s soccer star Alex Morgan said Monday she would not play again this season as she aims to fix a knee injury that has bothered her since the World Cup. The 30-year-old Orlando Pride forward, one of the most prominent players on the United States’ World Cup-winning team, made the announcement in a […]

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Algerian head of state has sent a large basket of flowers to the Korean Embassy

On the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the head of the country, Abdelkadir Ben Riceleh Algerian Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, sent a large basket of flowers to the Korean Embassy in Korea. Great Leader Kim Il Sung taeyangsang of the Great Leader Comrade Kim […]

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Self-help is the lifeline of our socialism

The full text of the theory of personal penitentiation, published in the Labor News, is as follows. Today’s economic construction Daejin-gun is a tremendous creative war to hold the rebirth as a sword of prosperity and embrace the new miracle of history. The beloved oldest leader Kim Jong Un said: “ Self-renew is a powerful […]

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Krähenbühl: UNRWA to continue support to Palestinians

General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, hailed on Monday the support offered by Syria to the Agency throughout history, stressing the important cooperation between the two sides and thanking Syria for its coordination. “The Agency is going on in delivering aid and services for the Palestinian refugees, particularly in […]

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Mikdad receives new UN activities and humanitarian affairs resident coordinator

Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad on Monday received Imran Riza, the new resident coordinator of UN activities and humanitarian affairs in Syria, who presented his credentials to the Deputy Minister. Mikdad welcomed Riza in Syria, stressing the importance of bolstering constructive cooperation between Syria and the UN, underlining the necessity of respecting the […]